Helsby weekend round-up may 16th-20th

Hi all

Friday night saw our 4th road counter which was the fast Christleton 5k, fast because many of the 11 Helsby runners saw significant times fall from their 5k PB’s. This race is now in its 25th year and historically run by Tattenhall runners. Chester Tri took over the event and organisation was as smooth as ever.

A ‘nearly’ two lap loop in Christleton, Cheshire, this race sees people travelling from all over the region to compete with some tremendous local athletes. Thankfully the rain and wind stayed away for the race which meant favourable running conditions on the night. The fast leading pace seems to filter throughout the field to help pull everyone along.

This meant PB’s were had by Adrian, Colin, Gareth, Adair and Jayne, with Adrian taking two minutes off his previous 5k time and Jayne possibly more. Roy Gaskill also took 75 seconds from his previous best. It was a good battle for each Helsby position, although a short distance compared to many of our races, from the effort displayed at the finishing line (and the photos) it was clear Helsby runners had been in a race and given it their all! Well done to Carol Shaw for a significant 2nd in her category too.

Thanks to Joe for great vocal support on the course and Mario taking photos which we can hopefully put on the Helsby flickr site soon.

Great to see Dave Pinnington out on the course taking photos


Other photos promised on http://www.sportsunday.co.uk/

And here (for £1) http://eventpics.chestertri.org.uk/Christleton-5K-2012

Full results from the Christleton 5k Chester website.


Helsby positions and times as follows:

39th Adair Broughton

 0:16:58 PB

82nd Ian Landucci


90th Colin Thompson

0:18:40 PB

95th Jayne Joy

0:18:44 PB

109th Gareth Boyd

0:19:07 PB

118th Roy Gaskill

0:19:19 PB

149th Adrian Jackson

0:20:22 PB

163rd Mike Searle


181st Carol Shaw


183rd Tom De Jong


227th John Thompson




Other races at the weekend were the Manchester 10k which was also shown on BBC2 on Sunday morning. The eagled eyes who were watching hopefully spotted Nesta advertising the Helsby vest at the start of her race! On I-Player at the elite men’s start you should be able to see Jane and Tracy waving too! Nice one ladies for glamming up Sunday Mornings TV( much more preferable than Andrew Marr

Full results here http://www.greatrun.org/Results/AdvancedSearch.aspx

An amazing run by Jane Ashbrook saw her break the magic 40 minutes and in looking at the results for the elite women would have justified her a start in that particular race!

368th                Jane Ashbrook            39.45
481st                      Colin Thompson                40.30
6826th              Nesta Hawker             51.17
7144th              Peter Causton             51.39
26113th            Mike Searle                 1.16.45

Dave Pinnington was also out taking photos for this race again with some spectacular shots of the elite athletes. Not all of his photos uploaded yet.


Sunday also saw the Comberbach 5k, which had Geoff Shaw and Carol Shaw running. Well done for the 5k double Carol. Geoff Shaw was 8th(ish) with Carol close behind. Janet Shaw was out on the course with Joe and Mario as was Chris BH supporting.


When details come through I will update the blog so please take a look over there, no results online yet.

Geoff was also out at the muddy Mobberly 5 mile multi-terrain race, adjacent to Manchester airport, race was last Thursday 17th May. A great run in a big and competitive field saw Janet Shaw take 1st in her category, well done Janet and Geoff Shaw was well up the field to claim 3rd in his. Bit slippy due to the mud on the route too by all accounts.

Full results at http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2012/mobberley.htm

And some Photos from Mick Hall http://www.mickhall-photos.com/mp_client/home.asp

Fell legend Robbie Webster also ran at Shining Tor in the Inter-county Fell Race winning his age category for 1st v70, well done Robbie. Full results here


Phil Gillard was also out earlier on in the week at the Blackstone Edge race near Rochdale. Phil’s description below but details and results should eventually appear her


Tough little race; steep climbs, very boggy with one of those dsecents which look tempting – nice and grassy but with just the right (wrong) amount of rocks to make you think


Club AGM on Wednesday after the run with a fish supper then it’s Cader Idris Fell counter 2 on Saturday 26th May. Next road counter is the Mersey Tunnel 10k Sunday 10th June.




Christleton 5k results – helsby road counter 3

Hi all

Please find attached results for Race 3 of the Road Counters, the fast and flat Christleton 5k.

In a very strong field of 214 runners 7 Helsby runners decided to stick on the green vest

Helsby position and times below

47th BROUGHTON, Adair 0:17:25
73rd LANDUCCI, Ian 0:18:29
131st SHAW, Geoff 0:20:45
154th SHAW, Carol 0:22:08
158th GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 0:22:29
181st HAWKER, Nesta 0:24:23
190th SHAW, Janet 0:25:55


For full results please see the Tattenhall Runners website here


Thanks also to Joe and Mario for support en route